Why A Johnny Depp Advocate On YouTube Was Sent A Cease And Desist Letter

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s long legal battle has made countless headlines over the years, and the stakes got even higher when he met in court in Virginia earlier this year. With cameras in the courtroom, every moment of the defamation trial went viral, and the public began taking sides. And in the latest turn of events, a Depp advocate on YouTube was recently sent a cease and desist letter. Here’s the story.

The current drama surrounds publicist Crisanta White, who works at a firm contracted by Amber Heard to help wrangle her public image. Per NBC’s report, a pro-Johnny Depp YouTuber Laura Bockoven accused White of managing a Twitter account named Kamilla which regularly defends Heard in the midst of the ongoing legal drama. As a result, the publicist was the subject of a ton of hate online, and eventually sent a cease and desist to Bockoven. 

Crisanta White maintains that her family’s address was shared online as a result of his allegation, and that she’s gotten a ton of hate online from Johnny Depp fans. In addition to the cease and desist, White published a long statement on her personal website, setting the record straight on the account she was rumored to be running, as well as her firm’s connection to Amber Heard. Part of that statement reads: 

The unfounded online harassment has gotten out of hand with addresses of my loved ones being posted on the internet. So for the record, I am not Kamilla, nor have I ever communicated with this page. I had no idea either of the pages existed prior to this situation & was only made aware of their existence & the original thread by an email that was sent to my personal email.

The statement also clarifies Crisanta White’s education and professional background. As it explains, she has no connection to the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial at all, even if others in her firm might have worked on the Aquaman actress’ PR team. The statement ended by White confirming that she’s taking legal action against Laura Bockoven as a result.

While this doesn’t intimately connect with either Johnny Depp or Amber Heard, this latest legal fallout shows how far reaching their ongoing legal battle continues to be. The fallout has the potential to negatively impact folks out there, even those who seemingly aren’t involved. And with both Depp and Heard’s legal teams submitting appeals to the defamation trial verdict, this type of ongoing discourse likely isn’t slowing down.

Professionally, Johnny Depp is filming his first post-trial movie and has also picked up a directing gig. As for Amber Heard, she’ll have a role in Aquaman 2, although it might be reduced when compared to her last appearance as Mera. In the meantime, check out the 2022 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience. 

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.